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How to remove file type associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have set up a custom file association for .cfg to open in WordPad, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove it. How do I remove file associations in Windows 7?
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How to delete a file association? [duplicate]

I'm having problem with Team Foundation Server (TFS) when viewing .cs files and need to delete the file association with .cs in Windows 7. At the moment I go to Control Panel -> Default Programs ...
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Change back to 'Windows can't open this file' (Change Windows Default Programs and File Type Associations) [duplicate]

I opened an unknown application with Notepad++ and now every file with that extension is opened by Notepad++ (it was set to always use the selected program to open this kind of file). How do I remove ...
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Restore Windows file extension to default [duplicate]

I had a file that Windows did not recognize. It was called abc.per. This is the correct extension for the file. The file does not open in any known Windows programs either (this is also not a ...
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How can I revert file association to default [duplicate]

I have tried to open ex4 file by double clicking but could not open it and the dialog box pop up says to find appropriate program from the web. Meanwhile I tried to open the file with 'notepad' by ...
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How do I restore .bat files as executables?

Somehow my boss convinced his workstation that the handler for .bat files was supposed to be Word. Now, when double-clicking .bat files, they're opened up in Word. What do I set the 'Opens with...' ...
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How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)

I recently upgraded my Adobe CS4 Des. Standard to CS5. For some reason Adobe didn't overwrite CS4 but instead installed CS5 as a whole new series of programs. Seeing as I didn't want both CS4 & ...
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How to remove file association in windows 8?

I have Chrome associated with .xlsx file on windows 8.1 machine In Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations it is not possible to remove association only to change it to another ...
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Is there a way to not have a default application for a file type in Windows 7

The situation: My wife is a hobby photographer and likes to view/edit her pictures on the Computer (Windows 7 professional) she uses 4-5 different programs to handle the pictures. I told her the ...
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How do I change the default program (aka file assocation) when the program has moved?

In Windows 7, if I have already associated a program, say Notepad2.exe, with a filetype, say .txt then moving the path to Notepad2.exe (e.g., moving the folder) breaks the association. The problem I ...